Make an Artist a Millionaire (2009-present)
A project to make me a millionaire so that I don’t need a day job and can pursue art full time. The first phase (which I assumed would be the only one) of “Make an Artist a Millionaire” involved soliciting a donation of $1 from one million people. As with the symbolism of the million dollars, the single dollar seemed to me a symbol, a vote of confidence in the worthiness of my cause. Ultimately it is about money only as a tool to buy time, and I figured that the transition in donors’ minds would be easy: “of course artists should use their time only to make art, and my donation of an almost zero amount of money will buy back time for this artist.”
Donate by sending money to dan.mather.nelson[at]gmail.com at Paypal.com
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